Monday, October 1, 2007

Washington, D.C. to Recall Problematic Condoms

I've never seen a condom wrapped in paper, but apparently Washington, D.C. thought they were normal. They distributed a large number of the condoms as part of a campaign to reduce HIV and AIDs, but 170,000 of them have been returned by community groups due to the packaging, which some worried would make the condoms ineffective (i.e., too easy to get a hole in them).

My guess, based on the paper packaging, would be they would also be unlubricated. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Although city official still said the condoms were safe, they are going to replace them with name-brand condoms such as Trojans and Lifestyles in standard packaging.

A spokeswoman for Mayor Adrian Fenty said the city has received 125,000 of the new condoms and 400,000 more are expected in the next two weeks.

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